Barrels for clarinets by 3D printing


Un clarinet It has several important parts so that it can produce the sound that it is known for. Much of this work is owed by its owners to various parts that are very important such as the mouthpiece, the clamp, the reed and, of course, the Kite.

Taking this into account, it is not surprising that for its manufacture the main producers work with tropical woods such as Cocobolo, Palo Santo, Cherry, Palo Rosa, Mpingo, Ebony ... All of them with several common characteristics such as, due to its density, these do not float in waterIt is precisely this density that influences the production of a rich sound both in terms of timbre and quality.

Airxa Clarinetes will be in charge of marketing the clarinet barrels manufactured by 3D printing

This time it was precisely the University of the Balearic Islands the one that has put a group of its researchers to work on the best way to bring 3D printing to the manufacture of instruments. Thanks to this work, it has been possible to develop a new methodology so that, by means of 3D printing, completely customized kegs can be manufactured, something that has greatly interested the company Airxa Clarinets that has already reached a collaboration agreement with the institution.

As it has transpired, apparently the main target This collaboration agreement between the private company and the public entity is to establish new cooperation, teaching, research, innovation and knowledge transfer programs in the field of 3D printing technology.

As for the Arixa ClarinetsJust comment that it is a local and artisan company that is mainly dedicated to the manufacture of high quality kegs. Today, according to the company itself, there is already a multinational company specialized in musical instrument spare parts interested in marketing these barrels created by 3D printing.

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